XAVIER, Jerónimo

XAVIER, Jerónimo (J. Javier, Hieronymus Xaverius, Jerónimo de Ezpeleta y Goñi). Buro, Diocese of Pamplona, Navarra 1549 — Goa 27.6.1617. S.J. Spanish Missionary in India. Grand-nephew of —> Francisco X, son of Miguel de Ezpeleta. Joined S.J. in Alcalá in 1568, studied there and in Toledo. In 1571 came to…

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XAVIER, Francisco

XAVIER, Francisco (Franciscus Xaverius, Francis Xavier, Francisco Javier). Javier, Navarra 7.4.1506 — Shangchuan Island, China 3.12.1552. S.J. Spanish (Basque?) Missionary in India. Member of Navarran nobility, studied in Paris (M.A. 1530). Friend and helper of Ignacio Loyola, one of the first Jesuit to take vows in 1534 (ordained 1537), founder…

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